Netanyahu uses settlement as backdrop for pre-election vote appeal

March 16, 2015 2:08 PM

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Netanyahu uses settlement as backdrop for pre-election vote appeal

HAR HOMA, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, trailing in opinion polls, used a strategic Jewish settlement he helped found as the backdrop on Monday for an election eve bid to win back right-wing votes.

His main challenger, Isaac Herzog, leader of the Zionist Union, said on Facebook that "Israel will be stuck with Bibi" unless voters turned out on Tuesday for the centre-left alliance, which polls predict will take 24 to 26 seats in the 120-member parliament, compared with 20 to 22 for Likud.

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